James Frayne: Sajid Javid needs a crisis to show his leadership credentials

4 July 2018

He may be impressing Tory members but the home secretary hasn't yet shown himself to be a truly top-tier politician.

Tom Clarkson: Why Brexit has nothing on Love Island for UK voters

15 June 2018

Brexit has lost its immediacy for many ordinary people who are fed up of 'endless' media coverage.

Kemi Badenoch interview: 'Lots of people felt bruised after the election.'

20 January 2018

Just seven months after entering parliament, Kemi Badenoch has been handed a key role inside CCHQ overseeing her party’s candidate selection process.

Tory ideas factory: who will lead the intellectual fightback?

17 November 2017

A handful of Conservative MP, mainly from the 2015 intake, could provide the intellectual fuel for the party’s future.

How do you bring down a prime minister like Theresa?

2 November 2017

The recent ‘coup’ against Theresa May was doomed from the start. But could the plotters have learnt from history?

Politics on the small screen: Poldark does parliament

2 July 2018

 As Ross Poldark becomes a politician, BBC producer Karen Thrussell explains all and real-life peers have their say.

Rory Kinnear to play Craig Oliver as Brexit drama cast list revealed

26 June 2018

David Cameron's communcations chief will be played by an actor who once portrayed a prime minister having sex with a pig.

Book review: Punch and Judy Politics

22 June 2018

Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Hamilton have done serious research on PMQs and produced one of this year's best books on politics.